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News Manufacturing General
April 23, 2019  

US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in the probe.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 12, 2019  

Honda recalls 1.2M more vehicles with dangerous air bags

Involves 2001 to 2016 model years that were not included in the massive string of Takata recalls for air bags.

News Automotive Government General
June 5, 2018  

Malaysia to penalize owners who don’t replace Takata airbags

Japanese air bag maker’s defective products linked to 23 fatalities worldwide.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
August 9, 2017  

Nissan to pay $97.7M in proposed Takata settlement

Settlement would pay for a new outreach program to ensure Takata air bags are removed from 4.4 million affected Nissan vehicles.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
August 1, 2017  

Most automakers slow to fix dangerous Takata air bag inflators

Almost 10 million inflators with the highest risk of rupturing remained in use as of March 31.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
July 31, 2017  

Most automakers slow to fix dangerous air bags

Close to 10 million inflators with the highest risk of rupturing remained in use as of the end of March, analysis finds.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 24, 2017  

Ford says it will fight latest Takata air bag inflator recall

Says propellant has not deteriorated in any of its inflators taken from vehicles in the field.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Production
May 19, 2017  

Toyota, 3 other automakers settle Takata air bags suit

Settlement compensates owners for things like lost wages or child care while they were taking their vehicle in for the recall repair.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
February 28, 2017  

Takata to pay $1B penalty after pleading guilty in air bag scandal

The manufacturer’s air bag inflators are blamed for 11 deaths in the US alone, and more than 180 injuries worldwide.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 3, 2016  

BMW issues recall for new Takata air bag problem

Inflator can separate from a plate, shooting out metal and other debris.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 2, 2016  

Four automakers selling new cars with Takata inflators

Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 1, 2016  

Ford recalling 1.9 million vehicles to replace air bags

Part of a nationwide expansion of an ongoing Takata air bag recall.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
April 15, 2016  

GM says it will phase out cars without air bags

Follows assessment of its Chinese-made Sail which earned zero stars in latest tests.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 24, 2016  

Scientists find cause of Takata air bag explosions

Inflator assembly doesn’t adequately prevent moisture from intruding in very humid conditions.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Operations Production
February 11, 2016  

VW, Audi recall 850K vehicles to fix Takata air bag inflators

Covers vehicles from model years 2006 to 2014.